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The Use of Place to Find a Person: A Hybrid Microhistory of Salubria Plantation, Prince George’s County, Maryland (18PR692)

Author(s): Bill Auchter

Year: 2016

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Summary

An examination of an antebellum plantation in Prince George’s County, Maryland can be a case study into how to see a subaltern group (slaves) living within a dominant culture. To do this, three entities will be examined: a place, a slaveholder, and a slave. How are these three elements related and interdependent upon each other as a means to understand the elements individually and as a social group? All three elements occupied the same time and space but would often be described as three separate stories (Archaeology, History, African­American History).It is the goal of the project, through the lens of cultural hybridity, to recognize that these three elements are part of the same story and how to see the slave within this hegemonic apparatus.


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The Use of Place to Find a Person: A Hybrid Microhistory of Salubria Plantation, Prince George’s County, Maryland (18PR692). Bill Auchter. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434256)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 469

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America